September 13, 2022
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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment

44 Statewide Deaths Reported from September 10 to September 12

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. 

"As we head into the fall, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant in keeping themselves, their loved ones, and their communities safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "Take advantage of the vaccine by staying up to date on doses. Test before gatherings or travel and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

Last week, Governor Hochul announced the availability of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for anyone age 12 or older and from Moderna for those 18 or older. To schedule an appointment for a booster, New Yorkers should contact their local pharmacy, county health department, or healthcare provider; visit vaccines.gov; text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations.

In addition, Governor Hochul announced that masking will now be optional in multiple settings where they were previously required, including on public transportation, in for-hire vehicles, at airports, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and detention centers. Masks will continue to be required at adult care and health care facilities regulated by the state Department of Health, and in clinical settings regulated by the Office of Mental Health, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, and Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 14.93
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 18.56
  • Test Results Reported - 36,116
  • Total Positive - 2,917
  • Percent Positive - 8.07 %**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.96%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,192 (+49)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 798
  • Patients in ICU - 231 (+1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 76 (-8)
  • Total Discharges - 340,575 (+653)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 44*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,857*

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.   

The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities only.   

Important Note: Effective Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is no longer requiring testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.   

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC - 73,939

This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes those who died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospice and other settings.   

Each region's 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:   

  

REGION

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Capital Region

15.62

16.00

16.58

Central New York

18.94

19.29

20.56

Finger Lakes

11.99

12.41

12.81

Long Island

22.44

22.06

22.62

Mid-Hudson

16.40

16.69

17.60

Mohawk Valley

19.25

19.78

20.55

New York City

18.30

18.04

18.63

North Country

15.31

16.03

17.25

Southern Tier

18.05

17.74

18.05

Western New York

15.88

16.16

16.71

Statewide

17.94

17.91

18.56

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows**:   

Region

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Capital Region

8.64%

8.59%

8.65%

Central New York

9.53%

9.80%

10.02%

Finger Lakes

7.38%

7.40%

7.48%

Long Island

7.74%

7.74%

7.73%

Mid-Hudson

4.42%

5.78%

6.91%

Mohawk Valley

12.00%

12.21%

12.07%

New York City

4.98%

5.23%

5.57%

North Country

8.80%

9.10%

9.51%

Southern Tier

9.17%

8.97%

8.96%

Western New York

12.28%

12.15%

12.40%

Statewide

6.15%

6.56%

6.96%

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.   

Each New York City borough's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows **: 

Borough in NYC

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Bronx

5.83%

5.69%

5.69%

Kings

3.64%

4.15%

5.11%

New York

5.12%

5.11%

4.99%

Queens

6.86%

6.75%

6.69%

Richmond

5.74%

5.89%

5.92%

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.    

Yesterday, 2,917 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,966,983. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,862

33

Allegany

10,016

9

Broome

53,454

31

Cattaraugus

17,847

13

Cayuga

18,657

14

Chautauqua

27,240

28

Chemung

24,416

11

Chenango

10,821

5

Clinton

20,305

8

Columbia

12,360

19

Cortland

12,251

12

Delaware

9,254

4

Dutchess

76,092

59

Erie

248,832

140

Essex

6,920

5

Franklin

11,028

5

Fulton

14,964

9

Genesee

15,322

3

Greene

9,985

4

Hamilton

1,001

1

Herkimer

16,109

16

Jefferson

24,030

43

Lewis

6,843

5

Livingston

13,271

7

Madison

15,426

9

Monroe

177,175

83

Montgomery

13,738

7

Nassau

491,347

217

Niagara

55,482

32

NYC

2,778,110

1,231

Oneida

63,334

41

Onondaga

131,560

82

Ontario

23,667

14

Orange

125,039

49

Orleans

9,751

6

Oswego

31,275

31

Otsego

12,147

5

Putnam

28,276

23

Rensselaer

38,176

22

Rockland

107,567

39

Saratoga

56,263

29

Schenectady

39,945

18

Schoharie

5,967

3

Schuyler

4,024

-

Seneca

6,910

3

St. Lawrence

24,381

4

Steuben

23,220

12

Suffolk

507,295

210

Sullivan

21,931

13

Tioga

12,777

2

Tompkins

24,260

23

Ulster

38,473

32

Warren

16,911

6

Washington

14,308

6

Wayne

19,999

9

Westchester

302,031

168

Wyoming

9,314

3

Yates

4,024

1

Below is data that shows how many hospitalized individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications and how many were admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions:   

Region

COVID-19 Patients currently hospitalized

Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

% Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

Capital Region

129

72

55.8%

57

44.2%

Central New York

84

48

57.1%

36

42.9%

Finger Lakes

204

74

36.3%

130

63.7%

Long Island

377

151

40.1%

226

59.9%

Mid-Hudson

250

83

33.2%

167

66.8%

Mohawk Valley

53

30

56.6%

23

43.4%

New York City

814

316

38.8%

498

61.2%

North Country

40

24

60.0%

16

40.0%

Southern Tier

102

46

45.1%

56

54.9%

Western New York

139

63

45.3%

76

54.7%

Statewide

2,192

907

41.4%

1,285

58.6%

The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of the viruses in circulation. For more information on variant tracking, please visit here: (COVID-19 Variant Data | Department of Health (ny.gov).   

From Saturday, 9/10 to Monday, 9/12, there were 44 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,857. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths                                  

Bronx

3

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Columbia

1

Delaware

1

Erie

4

Kings

5

Lewis

1

Monroe

4

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Onondaga

1

Queens

6

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Tompkins

1

Washington

1

Westchester

6

Grand Total

44

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend from 09/10/2022-09/11/2022. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 09/10/2022-09/12/2022. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends. Data affected is marked with an asterisk.

New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to contact their child's pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine for this age group. Parents and guardians can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as the other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized for this age group.   

Visit our website for parents and guardians for new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group.   

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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